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CNN
Dec 7, 2013 1:00am PST
was elected not as the first african elected but the first democratically elected president of south africa. that's important. democracy and justice ask truth made a big difference. >> robin, i keep coming back to this and mentioned a couple times, i'm fascinated how he began to see himself and it was critical for him to see -- start to see himself as an african first, not just as a member of his ethnic group in the area that he was born as a hossa but as an african and in that way was able to overcome efforts by the white regime because they wanted groups to be divided. they wanted didn't ethnic groups, zulus against hossas to divide and conquer and rule them. >> absolutely. he grew up as a proud timbu, so there was a subgroup he identified with but when he came to johannesburg to work and train as a lawyer, he identified more with the politics of the african national congress. what is key with this is that nelson mandela was not only prague mat tick politician but tactic and will very much understood the power of symbols. so for him, it was quite useful to be scene as an african, a
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
become the first democratically elected president. once that process is over on day nine essentially of this program, he will be flown by military aircraft along with the elders vip political figures and his family, which is large, they'll be flown down to his hometown and then the military, the state will effectively hand over his body, his coffin, his casket to the family at the get as of the homeinstead, i think from what we understand there will be a shift from moving the south african flag to putting a blanket over his casket, which will symbolize him coming home to his ancestral land. then there will be atate funeral in the ground of his ancestral home in the hills where he walked and played as a young child. so there really is a sense of a full circle of life here going back to those rural roots. >> so many.iant moments to come. thank you so much, such good work. such a long day four. we appreciate it. thank you. >>> and president barak obama paid his respects tog during a televised event. he credits mr. mandela with his first political action company against apartheid. this i
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
election because and you eluded to it, there was a lot of opposition from the freedom -- >> right, the zulu. >> and the whites, the awb and there was a big, big problem that could have exploded into -- >> a lot of people forgot that -- >> yeah, there was who ran ifpd and shootouts and gunfights. i remember going to a lot of anc funerals and ifc funerals -- >> very touch and go. >> given that election -- >> even in the month before, two months before i remember a huge gunfight in johannesburg. >> one of the things, anderson, we walked together on a long walk of freedom that ended at his inauguration. he wanted to do another book not so much from that period to the presidency but how close south africa came to a civil war. i have to say, i don't want to -- the smirks, the reputation of mr. declerk and formed a partnership and couldn't have done it without each other. mandela in conversations with me for "a long walk to freedom" did feel betrayed during the creation of the constitution and that famous scene when they were writing the constitution he chewed out declerk. >> and declerk
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
mandela was elected president of south africa. clinton saying the following. >> former president jimmy carter paying tribute to nelson mandela saying, his passion for freedom and justice created new hope for generations that have impressed people worldwide. the president of the united states often referred to as the leader of the free world but yet you can see from the statements in each of these men, they were in awe of nelson mandela. >> and a simple beginning to life. when you look at the place where he is going to be buried and cnn will be taking you through the days of mourning, ten days of morning in sfrouth africa. he had the desire to be buried in his hometown. >> he is going home. >> yes, he is going home. >> we will continue to bring you the life of nelson mandela all morning. >>> now to another big story. >> the weather. when we come back, we are going to tell you about this deadly winter storm that is wreaking havoc across our country. hundreds of flights have already been canceled. roads are choked with ice. >> the worst of the damage to tell you what is still coming on th
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
elections and allowed the opposition and it wasn't worked as they hoped so there is this tension between them recently. >> the tension between the two also spilled over to nelson mandela's relationship with his thabo. he considered the response to the zimbabwe there was -- the two had a rather fractured relationship, particularly during embecky's presidency. >> wasn't someone else mandela's preferred successor? he was overruled many times. >> this very anc way of leaving decisions to be done by the collector and nelson mandela often had to say, listen, i will have to leave it to the collective. >> how interesting is this? who knows. who knows. right now -- >> an extremely wealthy businessman. >> exactly true. he was telling me that when mandela first unilaterally reached out to the white government and was still behind bars. many of the compile anc leadership did not approve whatever and they were worried that mandela might be so eager for a deal that he would sell out. but everybody said there is no way. we trust him. they finally trusted him to do th this. >> i talked to a pull litteri
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